Agnes Marie Souza

November 1921 – February 2012

Agnes Marie Souza, age 90, passed away Wednesday, February 29 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA. A resident of Denair for the past 30 years, she also lived for many years in the Hughson area. Born to Inez and John Borba in Tulare County, she attended schools there until moving to Hughson as a teenager.

There she met Anthony (Tony) Souza, who lived down the road and they were married in 1946 following his military service during WWII. They were married for 53 years and settled on a dairy in Hughson and farmed there until their retirement in 1975. She worked part time while her children were young and later worked for Mission Linen for several years. Her primary interest was her immediate and extended family. She was loved by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and enjoyed most being around during family gatherings. She also enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her son Dan Souza (Doris) of Denair, daughter Dianna David of Hughson, three grandchildren, Bradley Souza (Teri), Andrea Hughes (Mike) and Ryan Hazley and three great grandchildren, Mathew, Mya and Scott. She is also survived by brothers Demas Borba (Verna) of Turlock, John Borba (Vera) of Washington and sister Elsie Fields (Jim) of Redding, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral will be at Turlock Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. The family requests donation be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

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